Following in Germany’s footsteps, judge Annabelle Bennett in an Australian court yesterday ruled that Samsung can no longer advertise or sell their iPad-competing Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia; that is, however, only until they remove features that infringe upon two patents owned by Apple.
Samsung had already agreed to stop advertising and selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until Bennett reached her decision. Samsung has said that it will continue to pursue its legal proceedings against Apple.
The Cupertino-based company is attempting to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in not only Germany and Australia, but in several countries worldwide. In one of those countries, the United States, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has yet to ban any Galaxy-branded products from being sold, although a patent infringement lawsuit has been filed and litigation is ongoing. Apple has also broadly claimed that Samsung has been copying the look and feel of many of their products such as the iPhone and iPad.